UPSC Prelims Bits Today (17-09-2022)

UPSC Prelims Bits Today” is every day published in the morning between 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and contains selective current affairs articles. ”UPSC Prelims Bits Today” covers various topics from UPSC Prelims Syllabus and is very helpful and time managing for UPSC Aspirants. The framing of this daily current affairs compilation article is easy to read and understandable also.

In the ”UPSC Prelims Bits Todayarticle, we focus on UPSC Preliminary exam-oriented current affairs covering various sections from leading National Newspapers, PIB, and other various official sources.


SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital


Why in news?

Varanasi has been nominated as the first-ever Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Tourism and Cultural Capital during the period 2022-2023 at the 22nd Meeting of SCO Council of Heads of State in Samarkand, Uzbekistan yesterday.

Significance For India

  • It underlines country’s ancient civilizational links with Member States of SCO especially the Central Asian Republics.
  • The nomination of Varanasi as the first ever SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital will promote tourism, cultural and humanitarian exchanges between India and the SCO member Countries.
  • Under the framework of this major cultural outreach program, a number of events will be hosted in Varanasi during 2022-23, for which guests will be invited to participate from SCO Member States.
  • These events are expected to attract Indologists, scholars, authors, musicians and artists, etc.


National Logistics Policy


Why in news?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the National Logistics Policy (NLP) in New Delhi today.

Why India needs a national logistics policy?

  • The need for a national logistics policy was felt since the logistics cost in India is high as compared to other developed economies.
  • It is imperative to reduce the logistics cost in India for improving the competitiveness of Indian goods both in domestic as well as export markets.
  • Reduced logistics cost improves efficiency cutting across various sectors of the economy, encouraging value addition and enterprise.
  • Since 2014, the government has put significant emphasis on improving both Ease of Doing Business and Ease of Living.

National Logistics Policy will boost PM GatiShakti

  • National Master Plan for muti-modal connectivity, launched by the Prime Minister last year, was a pioneering step in the direction of infrastructure development.
  • PM GatiShakti will get further boost and complementarity with the launch of National Logistics Policy.


Telangana Liberation Day


Why in news?

HM Amit Shah inaugurates year long celebrations of Telangana Liberation Day in Hyderabad.

Key Points

  • The year-long commemoration of Telangana Liberation Day is aimed at paying tribute to all those who gave their lives for the liberation of Samsthan and its merger with the Indian Union.
  • On 17th September 1948, more than one year after India secured Independence from the British, the state of Hyderabad got its independence from Nizam’s rule.
  • The Government of India has approved the yearlong commemoration of the “Hyderabad Liberation Day” for the period 17th  September, 2022 to 17th  September,2023.
  • The state governments of Maharashtra and Karnataka also officially observe September 17 as Liberation Day.

Historical Background

  • History is replete with illustrations of struggles in the entire freedom movement including the struggle of Ramji Gond against the British; the fight of Komaram Bheem; the valour of Turrebaz Khan in 1857 who wanted to hoist the Indian national flag on the residence of the British Resident Commissioner at Koti in Hyderabad city.
  • The struggle became vociferous after Indian independence.With the spontaneous participation of people chanting Vande Matram and with the demand of the merger of the samsthan into the Indian union, the struggle transformed itself into a massive people’s movement.
  • The liberation of Hyderabad was possible due to the swift and timely action by  first Minister of Home Affairs  of India, Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel under Operation Polo.
  • The state of Hyderabad under the Nizam included the whole of current day Telangana, the Marathwada region in Maharashtra that included the districts of Aurangabad, Beed, Hingoli, Jalna, Latur, Nanded, Osmanabad, Parbhani and  districts of Kalaburagi ,Bellary Raichur ,Yadgir, Koppal, Vijayanagara and Bidar in  current day Karnataka.



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